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Poster: HistoryTeacher Date: Dec 16, 2003 7:01pm
Forum: movies Subject: Have MPEG-2s, Need Short Clips From Them

Hi:
I teach US History at a high school in South Carolina. I have downloaded and used a number of MPEG-2s from the collection and think they are a marveous resource. I would like to snip short clips from theses movies and drop them into my powerpoint presentations. What is the simplest, lowest cost approach to this on the Windows platform?

Thanks

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Poster: -FP- Date: Dec 19, 2003 1:40pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Have MPEG-2s, Need Short Clips From Them

This is free software which should help you:
http://www.virtualdub.org/

If you want to spend a few hundred dollars, I suggest my tool of choice:
http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.com/products/showproduct.asp?PID=808

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Poster: HistoryTeacher Date: Dec 20, 2003 8:50am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Have MPEG-2s, Need Short Clips From Them

Okay, I have VirtualDub up and running, but it gives me a "No video frames found in .MPEG file" error report, which does not make a lot of sense to me. Any clues?

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Poster: cashel Date: Dec 20, 2003 9:05am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Have MPEG-2s, Need Short Clips From Them

I import the mpeg2 into winxp movie maker.. select clips,and save the new movie..time consuming..but??

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Poster: HistoryTeacher Date: Dec 21, 2003 8:06pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Have MPEG-2s, Need Short Clips From Them

I think I have a solution now, awkward though it may be. I have successfuly used VirtulaDub to lift out the piece of footages I want. It writes it out as a huge .AVI file. Then, I use TMPGEnc to convert the big, bad .AVI into an MPEG-1 file, which is considerably smaller. I have heard of the XP Moviemaker software but I am under 98SE here, no XP yet. However, you guys have given me a workable solution, and I thank you. If you have a "cleaner" solution for me, please advise.

-Tom

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Poster: rocket Date: May 12, 2004 3:37am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Have MPEG-2s, Need Short Clips - Try Mpg2Cut2


Try Mpg2Cut2 - simply copies selected portions from an Mpeg2 file. Runs in Win98 or later.

Free - easy - quick.

http://www.geocities.com/rocketjet4/

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